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Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Gladtune: 6:17am On Jan 11
The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Sunday, said amending the Electoral Act without a commitment from stakeholders to do things differently, cannot guarantee free and fair elections.

Yakubu said this in an address delivered on his behalf by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye at a three-day retreat of the Joint Technical Committee on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2020 which ended in Abuja on Sunday.

The INEC boss expressed gratitude to the Senate Committee on INEC and the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters; for working together to produce a new legal framework for the conduct of elections.

He, however said, “It must be borne in mind that amending the electoral legal framework will not automatically guarantee or lead to improvement in the management and conduct of elections.

“The Constitution and the Electoral Act can only be effective through the action and inaction of the critical stakeholders in the electoral process.

“The Constitution and Electoral Act can enhance the electoral process if the electoral management body, political parties and the electoral actors, the security agencies, the media and civil society organisations, effectively play their roles.

“Nigeria’s democracy and electoral processes will become more robust if critical stakeholders in the process resolve to restore sovereignty to the people as the true determinant of the outcome.

“This renewed drive is timely and must be sustained and approached with a sense of history and urgency.

“The reform must be impactful and should be concluded by the first quarter of 2021.’’

The Attorney General of the Federation, and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in his address, pledged to work with the technical committee to ensure unhindered presidential assent to the bill.

Malami who was represented by the Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform and International Relations Office, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu said, “I will continue to work more closely with the National Assembly to ensure that the bill is eventually passed as scheduled.”

The Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Kabiru Gaya, announced that, “We have received 24 written memorandum and verbal presentations from different interest groups. There is no doubt that we have more than enough valuable inputs from Nigerians for consideration.”

Also at the event, Head of Governance and Stability at the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, Sam Waldock, has said, the United Kingdom has so far invested over £50m on Nigeria’s electoral processes since 2015.

He said, “The United Kingdom is a proud supporter of elections and democratic processes in Nigeria. In the last five years, the UK has invested over £50m into Nigeria’s democratic process.

“We recognise Nigeria as the largest democracy in Africa, and a leading member of the Commonwealth of nations.

“It will therefore be good to have a robust comprehensive system placed far ahead of the general election so that adequate preparations could be made.”
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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Driedfish: 6:47am On Jan 11
Meow meow.


Not impressed...

Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Deathissweet: 6:47am On Jan 11
Last last. Na scamlection go end am

Abi no be so ??

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Fuckyoumod: 6:47am On Jan 11
Lol..... this Fulani people just they use Nigeria play football.

When somebody that is supposed to ensure compliance, a free and fair election while conducting or carrying out his responsibilities as mandated by the law, is already telling you that there cant be free and fair election.

Simple do the math.... This Fulani man is incompetent, yet was reappointed twice by an incompetent Buhari.

This is why they have continued to set this country backward.

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by ProMade339: 6:47am On Jan 11
Ok
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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Luckydubby7(m): 6:48am On Jan 11
Ok
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by aleeyus(m): 6:48am On Jan 11
Ad section is in shock

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by AroleOduduwa2: 6:48am On Jan 11
So we should continue the old ways.

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by joey150(m): 6:49am On Jan 11
Amending the electoral act will not automatically be an elixir to our brazenly crooked electoral process. However, it'll mark a significant step towards redeeming the one system that embodies the tenets of a democracy.

I hope that Nigerians will closely follow the electrical act amendment process, to ensure that it's free of any dubious influence.
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by solmusdesigns: 6:51am On Jan 11
cool



Atleast it would improve on the quality of result abit

Ordinary introduction of Pictures of election results slip changed the game in Edo , Bayelsa and Ondo

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by splashbaby(m): 6:52am On Jan 11
eee
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by espn(m): 6:52am On Jan 11
Sure it wont...
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Coalkendar(m): 6:52am On Jan 11
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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by heniford2: 6:53am On Jan 11
i fear the country self
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by blinking001(m): 6:53am On Jan 11
INEC and negativity are like bread and butter

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Cool2Pro: 6:54am On Jan 11
Nawa
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Successdude(m): 6:55am On Jan 11
Dis country nah better cruise
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by smartty68(m): 6:55am On Jan 11
Just Try it out first...
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by niletalo: 6:59am On Jan 11
Then give us what can guarantee it
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by GoodMade77: 7:03am On Jan 11
Ok
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by jimi4us: 7:03am On Jan 11
Nigerians, we are officially fcked.

Just when we thought that amending the electoral act will give us electronic transmission of results immediately from polling units, but here we are with corrupt INEC chairman saying he doesn't have any solution

Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Mikeangelo0433: 7:04am On Jan 11
joey150:
Amending the electoral act will not automatically be an elixir to our brazenly crooked electoral process. However, it'll mark a significant step towards redeeming the one system that embodies the tenets of a democracy.

I hope that Nigerians will closely follow the electrical act amendment process, to ensure that it's free of any dubious influence.

My brother people make up systems and institutions. Amending the electoral process might be a laudable step but even more importantly we need to amend our ways of thinking or else our dubious nature as a people will render an otherwise laudable step and render it impotent.

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Zendinho(m): 7:05am On Jan 11
We are not surprised.... embarassed


Electoral fraud is in you like peak milk. cheesy


Especially with the reappointment of that buffalo of a chairman.... grin
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Nairalandwizerd(m): 7:08am On Jan 11
See fullz
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Racoon(m): 7:10am On Jan 11
So no room for improvement? Who in the world is still doing analogue voting process? Well, they are already telling us why they denied all their nonsense in the elections conducted so far & that the future elections will not be fair no matter what.
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by IMASTEX: 7:12am On Jan 11
Okay
Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by anonymous1759(m): 7:18am On Jan 11
Fuckyoumod:
Lol..... this Fulani people just they use Nigeria play football.

When somebody that is supposed to ensure compliance, a free and fair election while conducting or carrying out his responsibilities as mandated by the law, is already telling you that there cant be free and fair election.

Simple do the math.... This Fulani man is incompetent, yet was reappointed twice by an incompetent Buhari.

This is why they have continued to set this country backward.


Haba did you read the post or just blinded by hate ?

Corrupt INEC officials are located in every given state plus corrupt voters . Nigerian can't change over night without every citizen working towards it.

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Re: Electoral Act Amendment Won’t Guarantee Free Polls – INEC by Romanoff(f): 7:20am On Jan 11
So what will?

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